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Weather Report with Phil Thomas

August downpours end dry spell

Posted on August 26 2010 at 10:21:08 0 comments

Storm clouds gather in the evening light

After a relatively dry, if dull, July, four days in August drenched the area and pushed the monthly rainfall figure well above average. From August 19-22 (when The Village went to press) 59.0mm of rain fell, which pushed the monthly figure to 94.7mm – 139% of the monthly average.

In the 12 hours between 8pm on Sunday 21st and 8am the following morning alone, 25.2mm of rain fell – beating the highest rainfall in any 24-hour period for the whole of 2010. The month was already the wettest of the year, with nine days to go.

The figures for July were:
Average maximum temperature 21.9C, which is +0.5C above average;
Average minimum temperature 13.2C, which is +0.9C above average;
Mean temperature 17.5C, which is +0.7C above average
Rainfall was 29.4mm, which is 59% of the monthly average.
Sunshine was 109.4 hours, which is 71% of the monthly average.
The highest temperature for the month was 25.8C on July 19.

The figures for July were:
Average maximum temperature 21.0C, which is +0.1C above average;
Average minimum temperature 12.1C, which is +0.4C above average;
Mean temperature 16.6C, which is +0.3C above average
Rainfall was 94.7mm, which is 139% of the monthly average.
Sunshine was 65.9 hours, which is only 44% of the monthly average.

The month ahead:
For September the general outlook is of little change, staying warmish but periods of changeable weather with the odd few warmer but not hot days.

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